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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Brahms Requiem on November 16; Elora Festival Singers on March 15; Professional Choir of MAPC on March 29; and the Saint Andrew Chorale and New York City Children’s Chorus on May 3, may also be purchased online by using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Russian Works for Piano Solo & Duo Rachmaninoff, Arensky & Mussorgsky Prize-winning pianist Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance, and his recent recording of works for piano 4-hands with Natalia Lavrova was recommended in Fanfare magazine for its “dazzling display of two piano works by two phenomenal pianists.” Their program features a selection of Rachmaninoff Preludes; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; and works for 1 piano, 4-hands by Arensky, Rachmaninoff, and the world premiere of Braam van Eeden’s Allegory: Theme and Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Vassily Primakov & Natalia Lavrova, piano
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  January 11
Katherine Wessinger, soprano Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Hastings, piano “Songs My Mother Taught Me” Two of MAPC’s professional singers will present a recital celebrating female relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. From the joys of birth, to the pain and loss in death, the program will encompass works by Purcell, Brahms, Dvoƙák and Gretchaninov, to twentieth-century works including Poulenc’s La Courte Paille; Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies; Jake Heggie’s, Facing Forward/Looking Back; and works by NYC composers Jeff Blumenkrantz and Ricky Ian Gordon. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  February 8
Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt & Godowsky Nadejda Vlaeva has received great acclaim as a recitalist and recording artist. She returns to the Music on Madison series to perform pinnacles of the piano repertoire: Chopin’s Ballade in G minor; Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata; Liszt’s Sonata in B minor; and four movements Leopold Godowsky’s Renaissance Suite - masterful and playful arrangements of works by Rameau. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Nadeja Vlaeva, piano
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 1

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